January 23, 2018


Garden centres scoop top awards at GCA conference -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20% -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Garden centre in Devon wows customers with new cafe offering including ‘free from’ treats -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Catshill garden centre donates trees to Dudley Zoo -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shoulder To Soldier makes plans at the Bents community allotment -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perrywood presents cheques totalling over £14,000 to chosen charities -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BBC comedian to compere GCA awards dinner -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paradise Park Garden Centre supports town academy -

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New roads mean workers facing job losses at Willesborough Wyevale garden centre -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bonningtons Announces New Website Launch -

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squire’s in Long Ditton is Garden Centre of the Year -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Donkey Sanctuary thanks Dunbar Garden Centre visitors for their festive support -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Record breaking growth for Farplants’ Christmas offering -

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Notcutts celebrates successful 120th year -

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tong Garden Centre launches staff reward and recognition scheme -

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dogs met Santa at Squire’s -

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire -

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Johnson’s Seeds launch a Sarah Raven cut flowers collection

Sarah Raven

The Sarah Raven seed ranges ‘Brilliant for Bees and Butterflies’ and ‘Cut Flowers and Gorgeous Gardens’ launched by Johnsons for the 2013 season are proving a great success for retailers.  The company’s Helen Clayton reports that in outlets where both ranges are stocked the cut flowers are selling better than those for attracting wildlife. “Sarah Raven is a name flower gardeners respect and we think retailers are missing a trick if they are only stocking one of her ranges”, says Helen.  “Total top-up orders for Cut Flowers are a third higher than those for Bees and Butterflies, with current best-sellers…

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Seasonal Gardening ‘Top Tip’ from Burgon & Ball – DIY Plant Food

Burgon & Ball

Burgon & Ball began manufacturing in 1730 in the industrial heartland of Sheffield and for 280 years. Grow and make your own highly nutritious organic plant food with the Burgon & Ball innovative and durable all stainless steel infuser bucket. Simply pack the central infusion chamber with chopped nettles or comfrey leaves, fill the outer chamber with water and leave to brew. The liquid will be ready to use from 2 weeks (for nettle tea – up to 6 weeks for comfrey) – it should resemble the colour of weak tea so dilute as necessary. Then simply water liberally around…

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STV distributes Self Set – exclusive


Retail pest control specialist, STV, has struck an exclusive deal to distribute Self Set metal mouse and rat traps worldwide. The agreement between STV and Sunbury Manufacturing Company Ltd (SMC), makers of the Self Set range since 1947, confirms their position as the preferred supplier of rodent control products in the UK. “We are delighted to welcome Self Set Mouse and Rat Traps into the award-winning STV range,” said STV managing director, Edwin Allingham. “The products will certainly complement our existing rodent control range and the agreement will ensure that we provide our customers in the UK and around the…

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Fiskars Hedge Shears best by miles


Two and a half miles to be precise. In a recent product test by The Daily Telegraph, the Fiskars PowerGear Hedge trimmers and the Fiskars Quantum Hedge shears were put through their paces by Damian Mitchell, gardener in charge, and his team of skilled gardeners at Lytes Cary Manor – a National Trust property with over 2.5 miles of formal hedging, gardens abundant with complex topiary and 12 ginormous yew apostles. With this much precision trimming required the gardening team needs tools that offer not just consistently accurate cutting but are comfortable to use for extended periods. And this is…

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Pure Rain new hose technology recreates rainwater to boost plant growth

Pure Rain hose technology increases plant growth by up to 30 per cent Have you ever wondered why plants look so healthy after it rains? Leafy plants use oxygen to absorb vital nutrients from the soil around their roots. Raindrops gather oxygen as they fall through the air and this highly oxygenated water helps the plants extract nutrients more efficiently. Now, thanks to new innovative nano-bubble technology from Pure Rain, gardeners can experience the benefits of natural rainwater on demand. Pure Rainproducts add millions of microscopic nano-bubbles to ordinary tap water, re-oxygenating it to recreate the natural composition of rainwater….

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125 Years In The Making – A History Of E.W King & Co

Ernest William King founded E.W. King & Co in 1888 when he was just 18 years old. His great grandfather, John King first started growing seeds in Essex in 1793 initially with just 3 acres of land, but it was greatly enlarged by John’s son, John Kemp King who set up his company called J K King seeds. John Kemp King married twice. William, the son from his first marriage, ran the family brewing business. The sons from his second marriage, Herbert and Leonard, went into the J K King family seed business. It was Williams son, Ernest who asked…

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